I am terrible with this blog… Really fucking lazy and no effort goes into doing it. I apologize for the lack of posts. I love music and I love talking about it, I really do. Thanks for a couple bands submitting they’re really cool music to keep me doing it twice a year haha!
OK Lunatics On Pogosticks just recorded a new EP: “Medicine For Da Illin”. Recorded at home in their moms kitchen most likely.. You can download it for free on their bandcamp: http://lunatics-on-pogosticks.bandcamp.com
There is something to be said about 16 year old kids with no record label or management involved when it comes to making music. I can hear really great influences in their jams but also a lot of we don’t give a fuck if this song is really different from the next. Hot licks guitar solos through all the songs, you think the electric masturbation would kill any chance of a listenable track for 3 minutes and 20 seconds… Well there recording style is so nineties fuzz that it blends in a lot of the time just under really, really, really, genius melodies. Vocals are killer with these guys! I could also pick up a synthesizer in one of their tracks which is definitely something they should explore more of. Don’t be afraid of synths and drum machines boys!
They’re last EP had some pretty good tracks but the one that stood out the most was “Jungs Theory”. Just a really good song, however there are songs that I believe trumped Jungs Theory on this new EP: “Medicine For Da Illin”.
100% Mambo: is the second track, great arrangements for the instruments. Has excellent vocals, spacey guitars and is pretty well mixed. Their production has gotten a lot better.
Grief And Noise: Now this song is the fucking hit! Mini Frank Blacks running around on the beach just screaming their fucking teenage soundtrack out to the world!
Maggie Cassidy: This track is a little odd to me… Meaning like it is really well written and is a pop song to the fullest. This could be a major hit on radio stations, North America would eat this shit up. Now when I say shit I don’t mean the song is shit but it’s definitely not really in the same context as their other space out fuzz rock. I guess I would consider this track a side project song? Maybe call the project “Hurt Feelings”..?
Regardless of that, this band is full of talent and it would be really great to get them into a studio. Someone needs to put out there sun drenched pop from OZ! Burger Records I’m lookin at you!